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Tap Explosion by Dorrance Dance

October 22, 2019 Des Moines Civic Center

(UNITED STATES)

GRADES 4-12

Known for honoring the tradition of tap dance and simultaneously expanding its possibilities, Dorrance Dance makes its Des Moines debut with an exuberant program celebrating the uniquely American art form of tap dance. 

Featuring Myelination, a glittering ensemble work, this performance highlights what is most thrilling, brilliant, and beautiful about tap dancing - that it is, at once, movement and music.

“Michelle Dorrance’s 10-dancer company reflected plenty of racial, physical and stylistic diversity yet could deliver complex unison footwork with a precision matching any cookie-cutter tap corps of the past.” - Los Angeles Times

About Michelle Dorrance

Michelle Dorrance, founder and artistic director of Dorrance Dance, is one of the most sought after tap dancers of her generation and “one of the most imaginative tap choreographers working today” (The New Yorker). A 2015 MacArthur Fellow, 2014 Alpert Award Winner, and 2013 Jacob’s Pillow Dance Award Winner, Michelle performs, teaches and choreographs throughout the world.

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Please note: all children who enter the theater for this production must have a ticket and be at least three years old.

Event Details

Running Time 1 hour
CURRICULUM CONNECTIONS
Followed by curriculum connections for show from postcard, one per line

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